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3:30 PM–4:45 PM Lessons Learned from Post-Occupancy Evaluations of a High Performance Home Melinda Florian, AIA, Lake|Flato Architects, San Antonio; Hazem Rashed-Ali, University of Texas at San Antonio; Jennifer Young, Assoc. AIA, Lake|Flato Architects, San Antonio Join a team comprised of project overseers and a university assistant professor to gain insight from their collaboration experience. Their goal was to develop a protocol and overall strategy for post-occupancy evaluation. The team succeeded in full implementation of the process at one residence and is planning to apply to many others in the near future. This residential project case study demonstrates how LEED for Homes helped guide the process for creating beautiful architecture using building materials, methods, and systems that address sustainability issues. The session will cover water and energy saving strategies that helped the design achieve LEED Platinum, the 2030 Challenge target, and regional sustainable leadership. 111062 LUHs 1.25

Understanding LEED for Healthcare Chris Mundell, AIA, HKS, Inc., Dallas; Kim Shinn, PE, TLC Engineering for Architecture, Nashville, TN The new LEED for healthcare rating system was launched in November 2010. This presentation focuses on the changes and differences between this rating system and LEED NC v2009. The team will address the new prerequisites, new credits created specifically for healthcare, and the minor changes to the existing credits. Additionally, this presentation incorporates examples of current healthcare projects that are either LEED certified or seeking certification. These examples help illustrate both the intents and requirements of the credit as well as the soft and hard costs incurred through seeking LEED certification. 111063 LUHs 1.25

Balancing Energy: Tradeoffs Between Embodied and Operating Energy in Building Design Francisco Gomes, AIA, University of Texas at Austin More energy is consumed operating buildings than constructing them, but as buildings become more energy efficient, the balance between lifetime operating energy and embodied energy is rapidly changing. Just as lifecycle cost calculations have influenced material and design decisions, techniques for quantitatively balancing embodied energy with operating efficiency can improve project decisions. Sponsored by ccrd 111064 LUHs 1.25

Recent Advances in Building Envelope Air Leakage Control Maria Spinu, Ph.D. DuPont, Wilmington, DE Air leakage can affect building’s energy use, building envelope durability, and occupants’ comfort and safety. A continuous air barrier is a cost effective strategy for air leakage control. This presentation contains a review of the most recent changes in air barrier codes, industry practices, and successful imple-


72nd Annual Convention | Design Products & Ideas Expo

Texas Architects' Convention: 2011 Registration Guide  

72nd Annual Convention andDesign Products & Ideas Expo27-29 October 2011Dallas Convention Center With stirring keynote speakers, invigorati...